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    Cold weather Grease and hydraulics

    Does anyone have any suggestions for Sub-Zero working conditions? I have some sliding metal parts (on other equipment) that need grease to stay lubed but the last one I used kind of gummed up.

    Also, my 5220 hydraulics get really really slow in sub-zero temps. What would you recommend for Winter Hydraulic oil?

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    Bill

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    As far as the tractor - Deere Lo-Vis hydraulic oil (which you are hopefully already using) and a transmission heater.
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    Multi-Purpose SD Polyurea Grease ((TY6341)

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    Dry lube

    Fortunately, I've had limited experience with sub zero weather but I think the recommendation is for dry lube on sliding parts if at all possible. Pretty much all grease is going to be very thick at those temps but as the previous post said, lithium is probably a better choice.

    If possible, I would use powdered teflon, graphite or something similar for external sliding parts.

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